Mark Udall thinks that this ad
could destroy his campaign and has had his lawyer send cease and desist letters to get it taken off the air.
Now, why would Mark Udall think that? Because it suggests smoking dope in quantities that also suggest dealing dope. While he downplayed the amount of drugs found in his car, it was enough to get his car confiscated and put him on probation for a year. He provided the Colorado Springs Independent those details earlier in the year, but didn't bother to tell the Denver Post?
Car confiscation wasn't a source of revenue for law enforcement until the 1990's. Voters will likely forgive the use of drugs, but will they forgive a candidate who was involved in the sale of drugs? That is a different ballgame.
And what legal argument did the lawyer use? Why, the bill didn't provide for the procurement of vans and therefore showing a van isn't truthful. OhhhhhhKay, I guess those peace academy cadets were going to walk.